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1.Dundee

2.Dundee Utd

3.Dunfermline

4. ICT

5 Partick

6 Morton

7 QOS

8 Ayr

9 Alloa

10 Arbroath

Edited by Jack Bauer

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1. Dundee United (don’t think they’ll play anywhere close to their potential but their squad is the best in the league by a distance)

2. Inverness

3. Dundee

4. Thistle

5. Dunfermline

6. Morton

7. Queens

8. Ayr

9. Alloa

10. Arbroath

Dundee Utd should be winning it quite comfortable with the squad they’ve got - even though Neilson likely won’t have a clue how to get the best out of them. Inverness should benefit from consistency so I think they’ll be up there, as Dundee should be too but McPake is an unknown so it’s hard to call.

Thistle and Dunfermline have made some good signings however their managers are unproven/dumplings/both so I don’t think there’ll be a title challenge there.

Felt like I could have put 6-10 in any order really. After today’s debacle I was tempted to put Ayr bottom but I decided to restrain myself.

All in all I don’t think there’s going to be many great teams. Looks set to be another wonderful season of everyone trying to out-shit one another.

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With regards to Thistle they seem pretty weak at fullback, Robson and Williamson are good going forward but they're both defensively pretty rancid, need some pretty strong centre backs to help them out. I'd still have them down for the playoffs, don't think Caldwell is as bad as he's made out to be. 


Whilst I agree with your assessment of Williamson and Robson, only one of them is likely to be a regular starter with Penrice a shoe in at left back so if Robson is playing he'll be further forward. Add in virtually all the fans seem to be in agreement that we still need a right sided defender Williamson should have competition there. I would be delighted to be wrong but I can't see us being anymore than challenging for 3rd or 4th unless we sign a 15+ goal striker

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Dundee

Dundee United

Partick

Inverness

Morton

Dunfermline

Ayr

Queen of the South

Alloa

Arbroath

Don't think there's a standout side in the division right now, but clubs that can afford to push the boat out again in the January transfer window will likely finish towards the top, hence that top three. Think the destination of the title will depend on how long Neilson gets at Tannadice: that squad doesn't look even remotely the sum of its parts under his current tactics; if they keep him on for the season then I expect them to flop again. Inverness were a well-managed side last season and seem to have had a bit more stability this summer, so have an edge over the usual stack of play-off contenders. Dick 'dick' Campbell's football typically gets found out at this level, so I'm expecting Arbroath to fall away once the promotion bounce wears off.

As for ourselves, I don't think a play-off spot is out of the question, but we'll need to either do very well in the loan market or get very fortunate with injuries: there's currently nowhere near enough squad depth to do so over an entire campaign. We'll be awkward for most teams to play against and will dish out and be on the receiving end of quite a few pumpings: it'll certainly be far more entertaining to watch every week than the tedious, shite 'football philosophy' embraced by that tit Johansson. Improving on last season's points total by a fair amount and a cup run or two would be a decent first season for Hopkin. 

Edited by vikingTON

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Dundee
Dundee Utd
Inverness
Partick Thistle
Dunfermline
Morton
QoS
Ayr
Arbroath
Alloa

Going for the title to head to the dark blue side of Dundee, been more impressed with their signings to date and I've no doubt there's more to come, although a relatively small squad (as is) and an inexperienced manager could obviously go the other way very quickly. Haven't seen enough in us yet to edge us above Inverness, at least one defender and a couple of attacking options needed.  If I was hot-taking it I'd have put Ayr bottom as I think that's an option if things get off to a bad start, but I think it's more realistic the two part time teams finish bottom with Alloa succumbing to a mix of second season syndrome and Peter Grant.

I'll do my "wisdom of the crowds" post next Saturday morning but I don't think there'll be anything as glorious as the mass hubris of the Falkirk fans last year.

Edited by Fuctifano

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Bet365 prediction based on odds:- 

  1. Dundee United (9/4)
  2. Dundee (7/2)
  3. Partick Thistle (9/2)
  4. Inverness Caledonian Thistle (11/2)
  5. Ayr United (9/1)
  6. Dunfermline Athletic (10/1)
  7. Greenock Morton (20/1)
  8. Queen of the South (25/1)
  9. Arbroath (40/1)
  10. Alloa Athletic (66/1)

 

Looking like a very tight league next season. 

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steve carell laughing GIF

I'm sorry, I just read somebody calling John Robertson "the best manager in the league". 

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I'm sorry, I just read somebody calling John Robertson "the best manager in the league". 
I have to admit, if I could pick on manager for Queens from the division I'd take Robertson.

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I have to admit, if I could pick on manager for Queens from the division I'd take Robertson.
Jeezo. I couldn't stand to watch that type of football on a regular basis.

It's effective but by God it's ugly.

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Jeezo. I couldn't stand to watch that type of football on a regular basis.

It's effective but by God it's ugly.
We've had two years of ugly and ineffective under Naysmith. I'd give my left bollock for ugly and effective!

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11 hours ago, pandarilla said:

Jeezo. I couldn't stand to watch that type of football on a regular basis.

It's effective but by God it's ugly.

Whereas I'm sure you loved McCalls scintillating brand of football in the second half of last season and the playoffs? 

 

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ICT are actually fairly shite IMO.  Once Keatings loses a bit of timber we may improve a bit.  And Robbo stops playing Trafford.

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Whereas I'm sure you loved McCalls scintillating brand of football in the second half of last season and the playoffs? 
 
We tried to play football (mostly) - but it was very ineffective. That happens sometimes.

Away to ICT in our last game we were playing all the football and I was extremely proud - despite going out.

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Dundee 

Dundee United

Inverness

Thistle

Dunfermline

Ayr

Morton 

QotS

Arbroath

Alloa.

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